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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 14, 2015: YanGuan -- a scenic little town to watch Qiantang’s Tidal Bore (钱塘江潮)in China

Roderick Simpson ·
I have heard of the Qiantang Tidal Bore, which is the biggest in the World. The largest in Europe is that on the River Severn in South West England, which is highest near the equinoxes - a website details times and height predictions. I attach some pictures from a few years ago taken near a pub, conveniently located near a good viewing site. The bore is particularly popular with surfers, and I believe the world record for longest wave ride was recorded there.
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Re: Edinburgh, Scotland for 2.5 days....help!

PortMoresby ·
Have you considered visiting the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith, near Edinburgh? http://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/ Various transport options here: http://www.royalyachtbritannia.../your-visit/find-us/ I'm sorry to say I didn't visit during open hours, an Edinburgh friend drove me there just to see it and it looks lovely, will go again next opportunity. Say hello to Greyfriars Bobby Pub for me, just in front of the cemetery, once owned by my father-in-law. I love Edinburgh!
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Re: Conwy Castle, Wales

Intrepid Berkeley Explorer ·
The castle is part of my Intrepid Berkeley Explorer video of Wales, Northern Ireland & Ireland, "My Pub Runneth Over Too". Video Plays at: http://www.adventurepics.com/I...MyPubRunnethOver.mp4 Stills at: http://intrepidberkeleyexplorer.com/Page4.html
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

GarryRF ·
TravelandNature. You'd be surprised at how many people have been saved by that Church. "Regulars" from hundreds of years ago still attend services and Funerals. Next door to this Church is a Pub and folks come out to catch the last Bus at Mid-night. They often see 8 Nuns in white carrying a coffin through the main doors. Which are still closed - of course!
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

Hank ·
Again thanks, this is incredibly helpful!! So I think I'll look at trains for trips from bigger cities to other cities, and fill in the gaps with bus if the pricing works out. A little more planning is needed. Even though it's expensive, I do want to spend around a week in London. Being an architect, there's just so much to see and do there, like seeing the Houses of Parliament and Westminister Abbey. I plan on being on the go almost all day each day there -- can rest later, maybe in the...
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

GarryRF ·
Starting to get things planned now Hank ! You have the choice of flying into Edinburgh in Scotland. Manchester in the North of England. Or Gatwick / Heathrow which both serve the London area in the South of England. You can get a Train to Paris to end your tour with a few days of Culture in a foreign language ! Fly back to the US from Paris will save you hundreds of Dollars because you wont pay the UK "Departure Tax" but not vital ! Liverpool is less than an hour on the Train from...
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

GarryRF ·
The "Rubber Sole" Pub where the Beatles drank between Gigs at the Cavern And the Beatles LP No T&N - no other UK airports without another flight within Europe
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

GarryRF ·
When I go to my local Pub in Liverpool I'll have a choice of Beers. Heineken Dutch Lager - San Miguel Spanish - Carlsberg Danish - Stella Belgian - Fosters Australian - Sagres Portuguese. Plus many local brews. Old Speckled Hen, Bishops Finger and my favourite Newcastle Brown Ale. Served in a Pint - 20 ounce - Bottle. With a half pint glass. It keeps cooler in the bottle ! Liquid Toffee ! Not a light Beer. Lots of Flavour and quite potent. I've found bars around Ocean City Maryland who serve...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 14, 2013 : Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland

Theodore Behr ·
That's a cool photo, Ottoman! Reminds me of the bartender at my local pub. His smile is even bigger if you leave him a nice tip.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#71)

Jonathan L ·
Alright, to start off I see what look like kegs stacked to the left of the tracks which could make this a bar or pub, depending on the country.
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Re: England gets a coast-to-coast canoe route

GarryRF ·
As you can see from this photo - the tow path makes an excellent route for cycling too. And walkers. No traffic or roads to cross. Friends often take their canoes for a paddle. Others just go fishing. Maybe just a walk in silence - except for the occasional canalside pub where they have a kids playground. And the ducks quacking. (No shooting allowed)
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Re: Jan. 12, 2019: Trad Music at a Dublin Pub

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the joys of traveling in Ireland is escaping a chilly night for the warmth, fun and music of a pub.
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Re: Planning a Road Trip

DrFumblefinger ·
That's an interesting tripod, TravelandNature, but you won't catch me on anything that potentially could launch me as a projectile at 60 mph. And, unless you're very macho, you'll not enjoy yourself in bad weather. So if you want to walk on the wild side, rent a convertible, or buy an older one, drive it for a month and sell it in Seattle (not exactly a city for convertibles, except on rare days). Regarding on where to go and how to plan the trip, I'd make a point of going by my local AAA...
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Re: Little Crosby - 17th Century Village

DrFumblefinger ·
Hard to gauge the size of this village. About how long does it take you to get around (not counting the pub stops)?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 12, 2014: Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Mac ·
A great place for the craic! Love it.
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Re: Walking in England

GarryRF ·
England is covered with thousands of miles of man made Canals. They were the Highways of the Industrial Revolution. Carrying Cotton, Coal, Timber all over the country. The boats they used were pulled by horses which walked along the tow path. Every mile or two you'll find a pub to stop and relax. Maybe a meal too. I love walking by the canals. Back to nature and peaceful. LEEDS TO LIVERPOOL CANAL. This is Haskayne. 8 miles north of Liverpool.
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

DrFumblefinger ·
I remember being in Wales several times and looking across the sea to the west, thinking that I needed to get to Ireland.  Well I finally made it, completing this journey with my brother on our annual "getaway trip"!  It was a trip we really...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 14, 2013 : Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
 This is one of my favorite photos I took on a recent trip to Ireland.  To me it represents much of what Ireland is known for...friendly people, great pubs, and their world famous Guinness beer.  Like many of my favorite photos taken in...
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Most overrated travel destinations

DrFumblefinger ·
I recently came across this short piece on escapehere.com, in which the author provides his perspective on the 10 most overrated travel destinations in the world.  It's worth a quick look.  While I agree with a few of them, I'm surprised to...
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Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- the City at Large

DrFumblefinger ·
Toronto is one of Canada's great cities.  Often called the "New York of the North" (I presume as a complement), it's a fun place to visit.  There's lots to see and do in Toronto, from the amazing CN Tower which soars 1815 ft (553 m) into the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 23, 2014: Traveller's Rest Hotel, Gippsland, AUS

IslandMan ·
   Australia is well known for its country and outback towns. The region of Gippsland is located in the south-eastern part of the state of Victoria. It covers an area of around 16,000 sq.miles (41,000 sq.klm) and is an economic, rural area...
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The Lure of Stonehenge

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines shares thoughts and memories, and great photos of a visit to Salisbury Plain.
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Galle Face Hotel, Colombo (Where Gumbo Was #218)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Colombo's historic Galle Face Hotel. Built in the era of British Colonial rule, it has recently undergone a major renovation and is now an upscale luxury hotel.
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March 2. 2017: Pub Board, Liverpool UK

GarryRF ·
This unique sign caught GarryRF's eye recently, and he just had to read it all—and share it!
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Aug. 3. 2017: Scotch Piper Inn, Liverpool UK

GarryRF ·
GarryRF takes us to a pub that's been pulling pints for 800 years.
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Danish town to host World Darts Cup

PHeymont ·
Esbjerg is proud to host one of the world's less-known world championships as darts interest grows in Denmark.
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Adventurous places to visit in India

Kerry ·
Life itself is a fun-filled adventure where we come across alternate twists and turns. Travelling is the best activity that helps us to find quick relief from our hectic schedules. India being blessed with an extensive land diversity, planning an adventurous trip here is something you should never miss on. Indian adventurous locations are characterized by high peaks, fascinating rivers, arduous mountain ranges, exotic wildlife. So, if you are ready to ditch in the boredom of your 9 to 5...
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Hope, Alaska: Gold, Salmon and more

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Hope, Alaska. Site of the first Alaska gold rush, the town is small but many of the gold-era mining buildings survive. Thousands of pink salmon were migrating upstream to spawn, a sight DrFumblefinger will always remember.
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Sleeping in church: Now available for a fee!

PHeymont ·
No, I'm not talking about dozing off during the sermon. Turns out that England's Churches  Conservation Trust, whose job is to take care of 347 "orphan" churches no longer used for worship, has selected a number of them for overnight rentals....
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Fiumicino, Italy. Where Gumbo was #123

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting a small city many people travel through, but few people stop to visit.  Gumbo was in Fiumicino, Italy.  Rome's main airport, Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino (FCO) is situated a few kilometers from downtown...
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Sighisoara, Romania

Travellinn ·
Wow! What a charming place! That was my first thought driving through the gate to Sighisoara citadel. The impression was certainly still applicable when we started wandering the cobbled streets among the pink, green, yellow, blue and red houses. You...
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Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

PHeymont ·
Magaluf at night, in a quieter moment...     Photo: Rafael Ortega Diaz / Wikimedia   Responding to repeated complaints from locals and other visitors about badly-behaved British tourists, two resort towns in Spain's Balearic Islands...
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Feb. 7, 2018: Cheers on Beacon Hill, Boston

Samantha ·
Samantha visits the "place where everybody knows your name" from the popular sitcom.
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Omni Bedford Springs Resort Stands the Test of Time

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Bedford Springs, including the fabulous and expansive Omni resorts (and some of the other hidden treasures of the region)
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Exploring Namibia – Part 1

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe takes us on the beginning of a great safari adventure in Namibia, through some dramatic desert scenery.
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Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery, Halifax (Where Gumbo Was #274)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Halifax's historic brewery, founded by Alexander Keith in 1820. It is one of the oldest surviving commercial breweries in North America.
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Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, Canmore

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares one of his favorite places to eat at in the Alberta Rocky Mountains.
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May 31, 2018: Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits one of the oldest hotels in Colombo, the Grand Oriental Hotel.
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April 19: 2018. More Gastronomic Delights !

GarryRF ·
GarryRF, on a constant search for fine foods takes a look at pub food in Budapest, the Capital City of Hungary.
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Mystery mural in Spain: Could it be Banksy?

PHeymont ·
A town that set aside space for a Banksy painting got one...or one like it.
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Praha = Prague = Fantastic!!! (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (View of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral from Petrin Hill) This is a continuation of my blog on Prague; you can find part 1 by clicking this link. 2) Castle Quarter (Hradcany).  The first castle in Prague was built on the west...
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5 Miami Landmarks to Visit During the Summer

Katy ·
Sometimes we get wrapped up in our crazy lives and I forget what a great city I live in. Not only is Miami filled with mouth-watering food, but also some pretty cool landmarks and spots everyone should spend some time in.   Before the summer is...
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Step Back in Time With a Stay in Ireland’s Kinnitty Castle

The Blazing Nomad ·
Before I jump into the old-world authenticity that a couple of days at an Irish gothic revival castle can offer, let me give you a little background on Kinnitty Castle in County Offaly, Ireland.    (the front of Kinnity Castle)  ...
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Walking in England: The Kennet & Avon Canal

PortMoresby ·
My discovery of the Kennet & Avon Canal was a revelation. Id been confronted with a dilemma, the fact that I loved walking in the English countryside but had come to the conclusion that I could no longer take on the hills comfortably. Bath is the end point of more than 100 miles of the Cotswold Way and Id completed it in 3 trips. The last section left me wondering if my walking days were over, having had some tortuous ascents and descents and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 3, 2014: British Telepone Box, Malta

IslandMan ·
            The island nation of Malta became part of the British Empire in 1800 after the French were driven out in 1799. They gained their independence in 1964 and the last of the British forces and other personnel left...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 12, 2014: Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
    Ireland is well known for it's music, food, brews and friendly fun people, all of which (and more) can be found and enjoyed in Temple Bar.         Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in...
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Catching the Tour de France 2014

HistoryDigger ·
  My husband Hans and I have been Tour de France fans for almost thirty years. In 1992, we caught Miguel Indurain, riding for Banesto , win the Tour in Paris. A classic Tour athlete, Indurain holds the record for the most consecutive (five) Tour...
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Grizzly Paw Brewery and Restaurant, Canmore, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated just south of Banff in the great Rocky Mountain town of Canmore, the Grizzly Paw Brewing Company and Restaurant is popular with locals and Albertans.  The pub opened in 1996 and has a cozy wooden interior, with several fireplaces, and a...
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A Quiet Irish Island

PortMoresby ·
  Having accepted an invitation from an English acquaintance to stay with her at her holiday cottage on an island just off the west coast of Ireland, I joined her the night before her departure at her Elizabethan-era home in Devizes, in...
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Hiking Sani Pass, Lesotho, on a Budget

Travel With Lamb ·
I wouldn’t go as far as claiming to be an avid hiker, but I’m not a novice in terms of physical activity. I believe in travelling on the road less travelled, well the road up Sani Passis is well-travelled, just by 4x4’s. My boyfriend...
 
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